Dominic Barberi

Samling Artist Programme: 2014

Dominic Barberi awarded his MMus Perf with Distinction from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland having studied with Stephen Robertson. During his studies he won the Jean Highgate Scholarship Competition and was recipient of the Oratorio Prize. He sang in the final of the Frank Spedding Lieder Competition, was a Semi Finalist in the Bampton Young Opera Competition and represented the Conservatoire in the Junior Kathleen Ferrier Competition. Whilst studying at the Conservatoire he became a Samling Artist and sang in the Bayreuth FestspielChor for two years.

Operatic roles have included ‘Banquo’ (cover) with Scottish Opera in Verdi’s Macbeth. ‘Theseus’ in Britten’s A Midsummer Nights’ Dream, ‘Die Sprecher’ in Mozart’s The Magic Flute and ‘Antinoo’ in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria. In scenes he has sung ‘Golaud’ in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, ‘Don Pasquale’ in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, ‘Colline’ in Puccini’s La Bohème, ‘Claggart’ in Britten‘s Billy Budd, ‘Figaro’ in Mozart’s Le Nozze Di Figaro, ‘Mephistopheles’ in Gounoud’s Faust and ‘Don Alfonso’ in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. He recently appeared in concert with the RSNO performing a variety of operatic scenes.

Solo concerts have included Brahm’s Requiem, Rossini’s Petit Messe Sollenelle, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Tippett’s a Child of Our Time, Haydn’s Creation, Handel’s Messiah and Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

He has participated in Masterclasses with David Syrus, Jon Treleaven, Roderick Williams, Malcolm Martineau and Sir Thomas Allen.

He currently works with Opera North, upcoming highlights include a debut role with the company singing the ‘Bass Famigliari’ in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. Covering ‘Uncle Salvaor’ in De Falla’s La Vida Breve and appearing as a soloist in Handel’s Messiah with MogensDahl Kammerkor in Copenhagen.

Next season he looks forward to joining the Young Artist Programme at the Berlin Staatsoper from 2015 – 2017.